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Introducing The Power BI Service Duration: 3 Hours

Course Overview

What is the Power BI Service? The Microsoft Power BI Service is sometimes referred to as Power BI online or app.powerbi.com. Power BI helps you stay up to date with the information that matters to you. With the Power BI Service, dashboards help you keep a finger on the pulse of your business. Your dashboards display tiles that you can click to open reports for exploring further. Connect to multiple datasets to bring all the relevant data together in one place. If you have important data in Excel or CSV files, you can create a Power BI dashboard to stay informed anywhere and share insights with others. Do you have a subscription to a SaaS application like Salesforce? Get a head start by connecting to Salesforce to automatically create a dashboard from that data or check out all the other SaaS apps you can connect to.


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  • This half day training has been aimed at report consumers rather than report designers, although there is an element on basic report creation.

Power BI Familiarisation:

  • What is the Power BI Service and how does it fit within the overall Power BI eco system?
  • Become familiar with navigating around the Power BI Service and its various functions available.
  • Understand the difference between Power BI reports and a Power BI dashboard.
  • Learn about the difference between tiles and reports.

Power BI Service Key Features:

  • Learn about Workspaces in the Power BI Service and how to access and use them.
  • Understand the difference between My Workspace and other Workspaces.
  • Navigating Dashboards, Reports, Workspaces, Datasets & Datastreams.

Building & Editing Reports & Dashboards:

  • Import Excel data into the Service.
  • Learn how to create and edit various charts and table types.
  • Learn about the difference between a standard table and a matrix.
  • Learn how to use drill-down as a method of seeing data at a more granular level.
  • How to add shapes to reports to improve report design.
  • How to configure report drill-through to show a more granular level of detail.
  • Learn how to create slicers for filtering reports.
  • Learn how to pin a Live Page to a dashboard.
  • Learn how to use Page & Report Level filters.
  • Learn how to use the new Filter Pane experience.

Sharing & Outputting Reports & Dashboards:

  • Learn about the purpose of ‘Apps’ in the Service.
  • Learn how to share reports / dashboards with colleagues.
  • Learn how to output reports to PowerPoint.
  • Learn how to publish reports to PDF.
  • Learn how to publish reports to the web.
  • Learn how to publish reports to SharePoint.
  • How to save a report as a Power BI Desktop file.


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